Mount Pleasant Times Social Club July Update


I used to know a couple who grew fruit trees together. They lived to a ripe old age. -Anonymous

Monthly Lunches: Our May lunch was another delicious feast from Emerald Garden followed by a much-enjoyed Chair Yoga demonstration led by Mount Pleasant resident Catharine. Many people expressed interest in introducing weekly Chair Yoga classes at the hall so that’s what we’re doing! Starting September 4, classes will be offered Wednesdays (except the fourth Wednesday of each month, of course) from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. More information is available under “MPCA Fitness” in this month’s Pulse.

June’s lunch will feature the Acting Our Age comedy troupe. Acting our Age is an amateur senior comedy/drama group consisting of fun-loving retired people from Calgary. They put on many shows at seniors’ events, bringing laughs to many. July and August will give us a chance to get outside for picnic lunches, bocce and horseshoe tournaments, and good conversation. Fingers crossed for warm, but not too warm, and clear weather.

Our seniors’ lunches are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except December) at 11:30 am, usually in the Upper Hall. Lunches are open to all MPCA members aged 60 and over who have registered in advance to attend. An RSVP is required to allow us to order the correct amount of food. We usually have something happening after the lunch – a speaker, movie, conversation and games, or live entertainment. Many thanks to MPCA, Paramount 24 Hr Animal Hospital, Costco, Co-op, and The City of Calgary for making our lunches possible. We ask that you donate $5 or whatever you can to help support the cost.

Day Trips: Finding a Hutterite Colony for tours, lunch, and produce proved to be impossible this year but we’ll try again in 2025. Our outing to an evening performance of A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline at Stage West on August 28 is sold out, with people on the waiting list but here is some good news on our upcoming trips.

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary and free time in Cochrane (think MacKay’s ice cream!), Thursday, September 5, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, just $60 per person. The Sanctuary is a non-profit dedicated to promoting awareness and education about wolfdog ownership. It is located near Cochrane on 160 acres of land and currently has 55+ permanent wolfdogs. We’ll start our visit with a Private Intro Tour for our group. This will be held in a viewing structure inside a wolfdog enclosure; we’ll be able to watch the wolfdogs and guides and take pictures without the obstruction of the fences but won’t be in contact with them. The guide will tell us about wolves and wolfdogs and interact with the wolfdogs. After, we’ll have time to walk around the Sanctuary’s other enclosures, take in a Wolfdog Wisdom Session Q&A while a guide provides some enrichment for the wolfdogs, and visit the Information Centre and gift shop. Next, we’ll head to Cochrane, where you can buy lunch or bring a picnic from home, visit the shops, and check out the latest flavours at MacKay’s Ice Cream.

Rosebud Theatre, Christmas On The Air, Thursday, November 28, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, just $70 per person. We’ll enjoy a comfortable ride through the countryside to Rosebud, arriving in time to enjoy their usual extensive buffet and lunch entertainment before heading to the theatre for the play. Christmas On The Air tells the story of a 1940s family-run radio station, moments from going live with their annual Christmas Eve broadcast full of familiar holiday carols and yuletide stories. In the booth, young love sparks between Kitty, the weather reporter, and Danny, the sound effects operator, but Kitty has a secret that could put her job in jeopardy. All of this unfolds under the watchful eyes of Danny’s parents, owners of the radio station, and a live studio audience, resulting in a chaotic and hilarious “on-air” Christmas.

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